Tuesday, August 01, 2006

BI/DW Training at OpenWorld 2006

The Oracle OpenWorld conference is being held, as usual, in San Francisco from Oct 22-26. This year's conference is shaping up to be a very big event with even more activities than last year.

As always there will be hands-on labs. However, this year they have all been brought together under the banner of "XTreme Weekend". This year the labs will be a lot more intense than in previous years and are intended to give delegates as much hands-on time as possible. For example for Warehouse Builder we will be providing a whole day of exercises that work through many of the new features we have added to 10g Release 2. For users more interested in reporting, this will be an excellent opportunity to get some quality time with the new BI Enterprise Edition suite of products. Full details of both tracks are below.

The labs will be staffed by product management, developers, and experienced sales consultants. So this is a great opportunity to get free advice and guidance as well as learn about the products. There will be two BI/DW tracks spread over two days (Saturday 21 and Sunday 22). There are only 75 seats available for each track and both tracks are filling up very rapidly and registration is on a first come, first served basis. Register today to attend the X-Treme program to avoid disappointment
  • Oracle OpenWorld attendees: Register now for the X-Treme Weekend program for the discounted rate of $650. Register now.
  • Non-Oracle OpenWorld attendees: $950. Register now.

The full details of the two BI/DW tracks are as follows:

The Leading, End-to-end Data-Warehousing Platform with Enterprise ETL, OLAP, and Data Mining Capabilities
The Oracle Database is the best platform for supporting your business intelligence applications. Oracle provides an industry leading ETL (extract, transform, and load) tool, deeply integrated OLAP capabilities, and sophisticated data mining capabilities. Join us for deep-dive BI and DW hands-on workshops that you won't find on the regular OpenWorld agenda. Here you'll learn directly from Oracle experts in the following areas:
  • How to design, deploy, and manage a feature rich data warehouse environment using Oracle Warehouse Builder
  • How to deliver rapid query-response times and sophisticated analysis with Oracle OLAP
  • How to incorporate predictive analytics and advanced data-mining techniques into your business intelligence infrastructure with Oracle Data Mining
Designed for administrators, data architects and database developers of data-warehouse and business-intelligence systems, you will have hands-on experience across all of the key database capabilities for delivering business intelligence.

Next Generation Business Intelligence for Actionable Insight to Everyone in the Enterprise
In this session, you will learn how end users can construct their own queries and build their own dashboards using Oracle BI Suite Enterprise Edition. Oracle BI Suite EE lets you empower employees at all levels with the information they need to make better business decisions easily and efficiently by creating reports, charts, and performance management dashboards through drag-and-drop interface in a completely self-service, Web-based environment. Oracle BI Suite EE lets you collaborate and share business insight through email, and schedule and deliver your reports to dashboards or even wireless devices. You will also have hands-on experience in administrative tasks for defining the physical, logical, and presentation layers to define how end users will interact with the data using business terms. In this hands-on lab, you will learn how to use the components of Oracle BI EE, including Oracle BI Answers, BI Dashboards, BI Advanced Reporting, BI Delivers, and BI Server Administration. Join us for deep-dive BI hands-on workshops that you won't find on the regular OpenWorld agenda.

For a list of all the XTreme Weekend tracks (Database, Fusion Middleware, Apps) click here to go to the Oracle OpenWorld XTreme Weekend site.